Leaders’ Voices in National Crisis

In his 1936 acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention, Franklin D Roosevelt rallied the nation in the midst of the Great Depression with these words:

To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

In today’s COVID crisis, the closing thoughts of a CEO to his board:

“What an engaging time in our history – credit unions and the country. What a chance to see the world change – adjust – evolve – and then decide what to do with it all. At 61, I am as engaged in my career and business design as I have ever been, but at the same time as curious about how life in America works as I have ever been. And that is a perfect place for a cooperative business to be; vested with my community’s future and busy looking to contribute on every level.

I hope you find yourself in the same place – for now is the time for people with a community-heart to engage their brains for solving the riddles ahead.”

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